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March Festivals & Events 2016 - Melbourne

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Published February 14th 2016
Melbourne Events & Festivals not to miss
Melbourne is home to hosting more than 8000 festivals, exhibitions and events yearly, making this city well known as the Events Capital of Australia!

Below are some of the top events happening throughout March across Melbourne city and surroundings.



1. Melbourne Food & Wine Festival
When: 4-13 March 2016
Where: Various locations across Melbourne- see website.
Cost: Free & ticketed events.
Details: This tasteful Festival will include signature events, gourmet adventures, value eats, longest lunch, free & ticketed masterclasses, workshops, food & wine galore, restaurants, activities and plenty more deliciousness. Click here website.

2. Riverside Pop-up Seafood Festival
When: 4-6 March 2016:
Where: World Trade Centre, 18-38 Siddeley St, Melbourne
Cost: Free
Details: Being part of the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, this tasty event will feature seafood galore pop-ups where you can sample some of the best seafood, kids activities, lounge area and more.

3. Square Sounds Chipmusic Festival
When: 4 & 5 March 2016: 7pm - 1:30am
Where: The Evelyn Hotel, 351 Brunswick St, Melbourne
Cost: Single night: $36pp & two night ticket: $65pp
Details: This 18 adult's only event will feature a collection of chipmusic and retro sounds, workshops, open mics, entertainment and more. Click here for website.

4. Blues at The Briars Music Festival
When: 5 March 2016: 10am
Where: The Briars Homestead, 450 Nepean Hwy, Melbourne
Cost: Adult: $59pp, Children under 14 free & family ticket of four: $140
Details: This family- friendly fun event will include best of blues music, entertainment and there will also be a VIP area and corporate tables on offer. Click here for website.

5. Come Together Music & Arts Festival
When: 5 March 2016: 1pm- 9pm
Where: Edendale Farm, 30 Gastons Rd, Melbourne
Cost: Adults: $35pp, Children: $5pp & Family of four: $75
Details: This family-friendly event will feature two stages with music performances, DJ acts, entertainment, dancing sessions, face painting, puppet workshops, kid's activities & entertainment and more. Click here for website.



6. Seddon Festival
When: 5 March 2016: 11am- 6pm
Where: Seddon Village, Victoria & Charles Streets, Melbourne
Cost: Free
Details: This small harvest festival will be filled with entertainment, activities, roving performers, performances, children's activities, food, dog show, competitions, shows and more. Click here for website.

7. St John's Primary School Fete
When: 5 March 2016: 10am-4pm
Where: St John's Primary School, 55 Cape St, Heidelberg
Cost: Free
Details: This event is certainly one not to miss. This family-friendly event will showcase a day of fun with activities, entertainment, challenges, amusement rides, local and international foods, carnival shows, face painting, performances and more. Click here for website.

8. Moomba Festival
When: 11-14 March 2016: 11am-11pm
Where: Alexandra Gardens & Birrarung Marr, Melbourne
Cost: Free
Details: This Festival will have an exciting program of free events, family entertainment, live entertainment, festivities, carnival entertainment, firework displays daily at the Yarra from 9:30pm, food stalls, market stalls, activities, performances, shows and plenty more entertainment. Click here for website.

9. Melbourne International Coffee Expo
When: 17-19 March 2016: 10am-5pm (17 & 18 March is for trade visitors only- 19th open to public)
Where: Melbourne Showgrounds, Epsom Rd, Ascot Vale
Cost: General Admission: $30pp - see website for other ticket pricing.
Details: Welcome to the world of coffee with this event! Here you will find cafe owners, roasters, baristas, equipment manufacturers, distributors, roasting competitions, awards, masterclasses, music, food trucks and more. Click here for website.

10. Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival
When: 7- 13 March 2016: See website for times.
Where: Various locations across Melbourne- see website.
Cost: see website.
Details: This is one event for the fashion lovers not to miss! The Festival will include fashion films, cultural program, opening event runways, runway events, forums and seminars, behind the scenes, high tea event, workshops, music, live entertainment and much more stylish events... click here for website.

11. Melbourne International Flower and Garden Festival
When: 16-20 March 2016: 9am-5pm
Where: Royal Exhibition Building & Carlton Gardens, Nicholson St, Carlton
Cost: Tickets: $27pp & $20 pp for gardens by twilight- for all other ticket pricing see website.
Details: This Festival is the largest and most successful horticultural event in the southern hemisphere and is certainly one event not to miss out on. It will feature best landscapes, floral talent, garden shows, horticultural events, retail products, shows, entertainment, stalls, gardens by twilight and plenty more. Click here for website.

12. Seven Sisters Festival
When: 18- 20 March 2016: see website for times
Where: Bay Park, 60 Hearn Rd, Melbourne
Cost: 3 day: $285pp or day ticket: $165pp - see website for all ticket pricing
Details: This 15yrs event will include three days of women boutique festival for women to explore, grow and evolve. It will feature talks, in-depth discussions, performances, concerts, entertainment, workshops, entries to galleries, market stalls, and more. For the three day program it will include all above and a 2 night standard forest camping. Click here for website.

13. Kid's Art Farty Festival

When: 20 March 2016: 11am-4pm
Where: Sills Bend, Warringal Parklands, Beverly Rd, Heidelberg
Cost: Free
Details: This exciting fun festival for the little ones will include interactive & creative activities, entertainment, dance, music, learning, rides, and more. Click here for website.

14. Ocean Film Festival Australia
When: 22 March 2016
Where: Crown Village Cinema, Shop 50, 8 Whiteman St, Melbourne
Cost: Adults: $30.50pp & Child: $22.50
Details: Experience the world of the sea with this festival that will include short films and sublime footage taken above and below the water's surface. Click here for website.
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Why? Be entertained this March with free & ticketed events
When: 4-31 March 2016
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Cost: Free & Ticketed Events- see above
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